Scott Morrison

Obituary of Scott Morrison

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Scott, on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at the age of 56. Beloved husband, father, and friend. He is survived by his wife, Kristin (née Comerford), their three children, Katie, Emily and Evan and his sisters Lynn McDougall and Michelle Barnabe.


Scott completed his medical degree at the University of Toronto and his Anesthesia residency at the University of Ottawa. He initially worked in Toronto, beginning his career at St. Joseph’s Hospital. In 2004, Scott and his growing family moved to Belleville, accepting a job with Quinte Healthcare. All the while, he continued to work as a locum Anesthetist in Sault Ste. Marie and 2021 marked 20 years of service in the Soo. In 2014, driven by his love of Northern Ontario and after 14 years as a locum, Scott and his family moved to Sault Ste. Marie permanently, when he joined the active staff of the Sault Area Hospital as a full time Anesthetist. Scott was a gifted Anesthesiologist. He was knowledgeable, technically skilled and a compassionate and caring doctor. He encouraged the development of protocols that improved patient safety and was constantly looking for ways to improve patient care. His use of multilingual medical terminology, epic stories from his vast OR experiences and wicked sense of humour made him a pleasure to work with. As a clinical lecturer at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Scott was a mentor to many medical students and Anesthesia residents.


Scott loved being at the lake and hiking with his dog, Theo. A dedicated swimmer, paddle boarder, kayaker and biker, Scott was happiest when spending time with his family and friends, as well as supporting the development of young athletes. He was a dedicated swim coach and opened his home as a billet over the years to several Soo Greyhound and Thunderbird players. Most importantly, Scott was a loyal friend and partner. Scott’s legacy is one of love, laughter and a zest for life that will continue to inspire all those that were privileged to know him. His spirit will forever echo in the hearts of those he touched. His family sends love to all, and deep appreciation for the kindness we have been shown over these difficult days. Words cannot express our profound gratitude.


Friends and family are invited to visit at Northwood Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre (942 Great Northern Rd, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 0B6, 705-945-7758) on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will take place in the Chapel at 4:30 p.m. with Rev. Helen Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers, please go for a bike ride, or a paddle, and hug your people tight. Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the ALS Society of Canada would be greatly appreciated by the family. 


Scotty, we will love you forever.